4imprint, LLC

Posted: August 27, 2021 5 min read

Our customers know what they love. Traditional high-quality screen printing, embroidery and laser engraving is often found on T-shirts, pens, mugs and other branded giveaways. But if you are looking for something a little different, try specialty imprinting.

We spoke with Mike, manager of digitizing, digital print and direct to garment here at 4imprint, for the lowdown on four of the latest imprint techniques that could soon become customer favourites.


Leather patch engraving

Laser engraving is common on glassware, awards, metal pens and other promotional items with a logo. But now you can get the elegance of laser engraving on a leather or faux-leather patch. This allows for a rich-looking imprint that is slightly darker than the surrounding material. Since it is permanently burned into the patch, the logo lasts a long time. It differs from embossing because there is no pressure used to apply it, Mike said. Right now, it’s only offered on caps, but that could change in the future.


Laser etching

If you’re looking for an elegant imprinting option, check out etching. Etched imprints are subtle yet stylish—and they really stand the test of time. Similar to laser-engraving, etching allows for enhanced contrast, giving your imprint a unique look. Many people probably think of awards when they think of etched imprints, but now it’s being used on apparel items like pullovers, polos, jackets and more. This sophisticated imprinting method will draw eyes to your name for many years to come.


3D puff embroidery

Take your logo to the next level by trying 3D puff embroidery. “It’s just an awesome technique for our customers,” Mike said.

Foam under the vibrant full-colour embroidery helps it stand out from the cap, grabbing attention from everyone who passes by. Embroiderers receive special training to master this creative technique. Customers choosing the 3D puff embroidery option can also receive a sample cap with their logo to help them decide if they want to use this method for their branded giveaways, Mike said.


Full-colour imprinting

For photographic or highly illustrative images, full-colour is a great option. It ensures no detail is left out. Full-colour adds extra pop to your logo and helps grab attention of passers-by. The best part is that full-colour imprinting is that it is incredibly versatile. You can use it on so many products, like T-shirts, polos, jackets, and even some bags and backpacks. Ful-colour imprint elevates your logo for a long-lasting impression.

Stand out from the pack with an imprint method that’s guaranteed to grab attention.